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Drew County, Arkansas (AR)


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County population in 2012: 18,743 (51% urban, 49% rural); it was 18,723 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,516
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,296
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,054
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,548 (it was 2,283 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 828 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Drew County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.7%), Manufacturing (15.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 26%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  36.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years

Males: 8,985  (49.0%)
Females: 9,524  (51.0%)

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Drew County,AR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Drew County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,644 ($28,627 in 1999)
This county:

$33644
Arkansas:

$37823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $340 (lower quartile is $235, upper quartile is $450)
This county:

$340
State:

$435


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $73,258 (it was $52,100 in 2000)
Drew County:

$73,258
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,261 - $126,515

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $131,432
Here:

$131,432
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $77,365
Here:

$77,365
State:

$150,839

Mobile homes: $52,156
Here:

$52,156
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,540
Here:

$7,540
State:

$29,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $994
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $284

Institutionalized population: 317

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Drew County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $381 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $289 (0.5%)


Drew County household income distribution in 2009 Drew County home values distribution


Drew County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.3%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.5% for Black residents, 22.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 7.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

18.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Drew County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $521 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $655 a month.

Cities in this county include: Monticello, Wilmar, Tillar, Winchester, Jerome.

Drew County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Drew County: Valley (A), Valley Farm (B), Monticello Farm (C), Green Mount (D), Wolf Creek Camp (E), Selma Volunteer Fire Department (F), Lacey Ladelle Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (G), Clear Creek Volunteer Fire Department (H), Collins Cominto Fire Station 1 (I), Collins Cominto Fire Station 2 (J), Lacey Ladelle Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (K), Lacey Ladelle Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Drew County include: Troy Church (A), Youngs Chapel (B), Antioch Church (C), Bethlehem Church (D), Bible Church (E), Gethsemane Church (F), Goose Hollow Church (G), Holy Divine Church (H), Jose Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lacey Cemetery (1), Austin Cemetery (2), Baker Cemetery (3), Sixteenth Section Cemetery (4), Shady Grove Cemetery (5), Oak Grove Cemetery (6), Bethel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Big Lake (A), Austin Brake (B), Seven Devils Lake (C), Marsh Lake (D), Byrd Lake (E), Dura Craft Lake (F), Lake Wallace (G), Bynum Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mills Creek (A), Miller Creek (B), Lower Cutoff Creek (C), Lost Creek (D), Little Cutoff Creek (E), Lick Branch (F), Jumper Creek (G), Hurricane Creek (H), Fourmile Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Drew County: Cutoff Creek State Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Ashley County , Bradley County , Chicot County , Cleveland County , Desha County , Lincoln County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 1,484
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 278 (21% naturalized citizens)

Drew County:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.5%

Drew County marital status for males
Drew County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Drew County with a mortgage: 1,663 (142 second mortgage, 74 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,228

Here:

57.5% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.63%
Here64.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 12,101
Total congregations: 51

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents6,263 (51.8%)1,546 (12.8%)1,350 (11.2%)575 (4.8%)491 (4.1%)
Congregations16 (31.4%)6 (11.8%)10 (19.6%)3 (5.9%)2 (3.9%)
NameBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents482 (4.0%)378 (3.1%)358 (3.0%)247 (2.0%)411 (3.4%)
Congregations2 (3.9%)3 (5.9%)2 (3.9%)1 (2.0%)6 (11.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Drew County - Monticello, Wilmar, Tillar, Winchester, Jerome

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Drew County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Drew County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.9%
Arkansas:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Drew County:

11.2%
State:

13.6%


Agriculture in Drew County:

Average size of farms: 393 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $91,604
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $293.66
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,248
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $99,965
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.36
Corn for grain: 1413 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3744 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 20055 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20050 harvested acres
Vegetables: 257 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 22 acres

Tornado activity:

Drew County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 1.8 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 34 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/24/2007, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 28 people and caused $45 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Drew County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from Drew County center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Drew County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Drew County (%):





Drew County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,203 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,174 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 231 (3%)
  • Other means: 134 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 124 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Drew County, Arkansas in 2000:

People in group quarters in Drew County, Arkansas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,330.

7.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Arkansas average:

7.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.84% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($16,835 average AGI)
2.64% relocated from other states ($11,541 average AGI)
Drew County:

2.64%
Arkansas average:

3.66%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Desha County, AR  0.79% ($27,739 average AGI)
from Bradley County, AR  0.72% ($17,452)
from Ashley County, AR  0.55% ($19,406)
from Chicot County, AR  0.43% ($31,880)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.33% ($28,474)
from Jefferson County, AR  0.29% ($17,882)
from Lincoln County, AR  0.26% ($31,667)


8.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.67%
Arkansas average:

7.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.14% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($19,352 average AGI)
2.52% relocated to other states ($9,387 average AGI)
Drew County:

2.52%
Arkansas average:

3.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pulaski County, AR  1.05% ($23,210 average AGI)
to Bradley County, AR  0.68% ($18,950)
to Ashley County, AR  0.49% ($27,517)
to Desha County, AR  0.44% ($31,308)
to Jefferson County, AR  0.34% ($27,500)
to Chicot County, AR  0.32% ($20,158)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.30% ($20,111)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Drew County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Drew County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Drew County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,654 (2,120 aged, 534 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,724

Size of family households: 2,245 2-persons, 1,244 3-persons, 922 4-persons, 332 5-persons, 116 6-persons, 77 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,046 1-person, 339 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

96.8% of residents of Drew County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 42% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $155,810,000 ($8411 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $27,591,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,813,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,641,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,571,000
Federal grants: $47,852,000
Federal procurement contracts: $22,822,000 ($21,738,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,112,000 ($3,774,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $350,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,239,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,710,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,213
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 975
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +21
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -264
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Drew County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.03 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Drew County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 102
  • 3 rooms: 133
  • 4 rooms: 673
  • 5 rooms: 1,558
  • 6 rooms: 1,290
  • 7 rooms: 667
  • 8 rooms: 380
  • 9+ rooms: 245
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 183
  • 3 rooms: 323
  • 4 rooms: 676
  • 5 rooms: 655
  • 6 rooms: 240
  • 7 rooms: 149
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Drew County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 124
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,191
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,158
  • 4 bedrooms: 518
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 417
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,027
  • 3 bedrooms: 728
  • 4 bedrooms: 93
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Drew County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 245
  • 1 vehicle: 1,406
  • 2 vehicles: 2,191
  • 3 vehicles: 875
  • 4 vehicles: 265
  • 5+ vehicles: 72
  • no vehicle: 378
  • 1 vehicle: 1,063
  • 2 vehicles: 707
  • 3 vehicles: 117
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

56% of Drew County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Arkansas.

Drew County:

56.1%
State average:

54.0%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Drew County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (38.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.1%)
  • Electricity (28.1%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (45.2%)
  • Electricity (39.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.3%)
  • Wood (2.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

0.8%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

1.6%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

2.9%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Drew County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Drew County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Drew County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Drew County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Drew County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Drew County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Drew County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James16672.7 years
William12772.5 years
John12274.0 years
Robert9373.1 years
Mary9278.8 years
Willie7076.1 years
Henry5977.4 years
Charles5770.9 years
George5577.8 years
Joe4073.5 years
Most common last names in Drew County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7075.0 years
Smith5676.8 years
Harris5474.6 years
Jones5277.2 years
Brown5175.4 years
White4775.4 years
Williams4673.5 years
Collins4675.2 years
Thompson4378.5 years
Ridgell3975.3 years
Businesses in Drew County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Popeyes1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx3Subway1
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike4Wendy's1
Payless1
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